Competition: Aesthetica Creative Writing Award

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Competition deadline: 31st August 2019

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is Open for Entries

The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is an international literary prize that is a hotbed for new talent in Poetry and Short Fiction. The Prize, now in its 13th year, is organised by the art and culture publication, Aesthetica Magazine. Every year, we support both emerging and established writers and through the Prize, we offer publication in an anthology that is an inspiring collection of narrative and poetic forms.

The winners also receive the following: £1,000 cash prize for poetry and short fiction, consultation with literary agents Redhammer Management, Membership to The Poetry Society, a subscription to Granta and books courtesy of Bloodaxe and Vintage.

Terms and Conditions

Entry Fee: Short Fiction: £18 | Poetry: £12


£1,000 prize money for the Poetry winner
£1,000 prize money for the Short Fiction winner
Publication in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual 2020
A selection of books from Vintage and Bloodaxe Books
One year print subscription to Granta
Full Membership to The Poetry Society (Poetry Winner)
Consultation with Redhammer Management (Short Fiction Winner)
A complimentary copy of the Annual


Poetry entries should be no more than 40 lines
Fiction entries should be no more than 2,000 words
Works published elsewhere are accepted
You may enter as many times as you wish
Both Poetry and Fiction entries should be written in English
Deadline for submissions: 31 August 2019
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December 2018 – 31 August 2019: Entries open
September 2019: Judging begins
December 2019: Winners and finalists are announced
December 2019: Publication of winners and finalists in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual 2020

Further information available here.